Friday Lunchtime Lectures
About This Show
Friday Lunchtime Lectures are for everyone. Held in the Open Data Institute every Friday at lunchtime, topics range from healthcare to making the best choice when selecting a university, all with an open data twist. The lectures do not require any specialist knowledge, and are about communicating the meaning and impact of open data for everyday life.
Most Recent Episode
Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Creating a Web of Cats
Is it possible there aren’t enough cats on the web? In this lecture, ODI’s Peter Wells explains how a bout of lunchtime whimsy led him to create an open data register of UK government cats. He talks about the tools he used to create the register and dashboard, how people can help collaboratively maintain them on the web and some of the lessons he learnt along the way. He also admits that it wasn’t all about cats and talks about how anyone can help strengthen data infrastructure.
About Peter Wells
Peter Wells is a open data policy expert and consultant at the ODI.